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  1. Novel Writing Courses and "Novel Writing on Edge" Work and Study Forums

    1. Novel Writing on Edge - Necessary Nuance, Strong Bewares, and Actual Results

      Novel Writing on Edge Platitudes, entitled amateurism, popular delusions, and erroneous information are all conspicuously absent from this collection of detailed novel writing guides and maxims. From concept to query, the goal is to provide you, the aspiring novel author, with the skills and knowledge it takes to realistically compete in the commercial book market of the 21st century


      Novel Writing on Edge Labors, Sins, and Six Acts - The NWOE Novel Writing Guide
      Novel Writing on Edge Dialogue - Never a Gratuitous Word or Boring Moment
      Novel Writing Mother Forum Is the Antagonist Truly the Most Important Character?

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    2. Art and Life in Novel Writing

      Novel Writing ProgramWriter takeaways on craft learned from the best books on plot and technique utilized in the commercial novel writing program including "The Art of Fiction" by John Gardner, "Writing the Breakout Novel" by Donald Maass, "Write Away" by Elizabeth George, and "The Writing Life" by Annie Dillard.

      NOTE: the links below are selections from our AAC forum, Kara's Cabinet of Themes and Curiosities.

      Writing Goals Writing and the Disquiet of Self Doubt
      Knowing Your Genre You Don't Understand Genre?
      Publication Are You Ready to Get Published Part I
      Publication Interview With Blake "Save the Cat" Snyder
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    3. Bad Novel Writing Advice - "Novel Writing On Edge"

      YT Vids The best "bad novel writing advice" articles culled from Novel Writing on Edge. The point isn't to axe grind, it's to warn writers of all the terrible advice floating around the novel writing universe. From conferences to writer groups, the acid rain never stops falling. By posting these articles, we dearly hope we can save a few misdirected souls. Michael Neff, director of Algonkian Writer Conferences is the primary author, with an assist from Chris Stewart. Beware brutal reviewers!

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      att.jpg Should Workshop Leaders Give Poor Writers False Hope?

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    4. Novel Writing Program - Modules And Consults

      Novel Writing CoursesNewly updated narrative, developmental, and editorial courses that compose the Algonkian Novel Writing Program. Crucial elements analyzed and applied include high-concept premise, counter-trait characters, Six Act Two-Goal Novel, hooks and core wounds, scene selection, set cinema, and more. All genres. Registration here. Program concludes with faculty video-consults to address final edits and query letter. Free to Algonkian alums.

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  2. New York Pitch, Algonkian, and Shooting Galleries

    1. New York Pitch and Algonkian Events

      New York PitchFor NY Pitch and Algonkian Event attendees posting assignments related to their novel or nonfiction. Assignments include conflict levels, antagonist and protagonist sketches, plot lines, setting, and story premise. Publishers and agents use this forum to obtain information before and after the conference event, therefore, writers should focus on responses and edit as necessary. Included are NY conference reviews, narrative critique sub-forums, and a Development Sitemap.

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    2. New Worlds, New Voices - SFF Shooting Gallery

      New Worlds, New Voices NWNV "Shooting Gallery" provides writers with the chance to test market their best SFF novels and hopefully score a contract. Agents and TV/Film reps will check in and review work during 2021. AAC will edit beforehand as needed. For Algonkian alums only.

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    3. The Real World Genres - MS Shooting Gallery

      Real World Genres "Real World Genres Shooting Gallery" provides writers with opportunities to test market their best novels and hopefully score a contract. Agents and TV/Film reps will check in and review work during 2021. AAC will edit beforehand as needed. For Algonkian alums only.

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    4. Algonkian Writer Conferences - Events, FAQ, Contracts, and More.

      Algonkian Writer Conferences Algonkian events nurture intimate, carefully managed environments conducive to practicing the skills and learning the knowledge necessary to approach the development and writing of a competitive commercial or literary novel. We believe you were not born to be a good or great author, but that you stand on the shoulders of great authors gone before and only by hard work will you succeed. Below are links to subject topics concerning Algonkian. Feel free to contact us with any questions or observations.

      Algonkian Algonkian Home Page
      Algonkian About Algonkian Writer Conferences
      Algonkian Upcoming Events and Programs
      Algonkian Contracts, Careers, and Comments
      Algonkian
      Frequently Asked Questions
      Algonkian Novel Development and Writing Forums

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  3. AAC Desert Buffet and Bad Novel Writing Advice

    1. Kara's Cabinet of Themes and Curiosities

      Kara's CabinetBest of AAC. A collection of ravels and unravels, combed feed, and worthwhile nuggets plucked from many sources here at AAC. Kara carefully selects only the best and presents them in an array certain to illuminate and entertain. Kara, where are you? Come back!


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    2. Novel Writing Advice Videos - Who Has it Right?

      YT Vids A forum for posting and commenting on the many (and often ridiculous) novel writing advice videos found on Youtube. Feel free to let it rip, but be respectful. Nothing derogatory concerning the speakers. The mission here is to expose and question bad novel writing advice that does not bear up under scrutiny. Members of the Algonkian Critics Film Board (ACFB) include Kara Bosshardt, Richard Hacker, Joseph Hall, Elise Kipness, Michael Neff, and Audrey Woods.

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    3. Audrey's Corner - Unique Reviews for Up and Coming Authors

      Audrey's CornerBook reviews taken to the next level for the benefit of aspiring authors. This includes a unique novel-development analysis of contemporary novels by Algonkian Editor Audrey Woods. If you're in the early or middle stages of novel writing, you'll get a lot from this. We cannot thank her enough and look forward to her future thoughts and manifestations.

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    4. Algonkian Brand Coffee - Shameless Promotion

      Algonkian Coffee Marketing our Algonkian Writer Conferences coffee brand. Goes perfect with Author Connect, and in so many ways. Crafted for writers by writers. A smooth, full-bodied blend of Sumatran velvet and Nicaraguan dark. Guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. Seriously. It's damn good coffee, and if you don't like it we'll refund via Paypal. No joke.

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  4. House of Blogs

    1. Crime Reads - Suspense, Thrillers, Crime, Gun!

      Crime Reads CrimeReads is a culture website for people who believe suspense is the essence of storytelling, questions are as important as answers, and nothing beats the thrill of a good book. It's a single, trusted source where readers can find the best from the world of crime, mystery, and thrillers. No joke, 

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    2. Writer Unboxed - The "Connect Kitty" Approves

      Bibliofile Cat AAC can't help but deliver the best bloggish content that will inspire writers to new leaps of imagination. This one is mostly new releases, bestsellers, literary fiction historical fiction, mysteries, popular non-fiction, memoirs and biographies.

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    3. The Fantasy Hive - A U.K. Wonderland

      SFF A hub for all things fantasy (plus some SF). Book reviews, games, author interviews, features, serial fiction- you name it. The Fantasy Hive is a collaborative site formed of unique personalities who just want to celebrate fantasy. Btw, the SFF novel to the left by one of our members, Warwick Gleeson, was a "Top 150 Best Books" Kirkus pick in 2019.

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    4. Women on Writing - WOW and WOW!

      Writer's Edge Women On Writing is an online magazine and community for women writers. Among major topics are novel writing, indie publishing, author platform, blogging, screenwriting, and more. Lots of contests and general jocularity sans frittering on the part of Earth's most powerful humans.

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    5. Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

      Smart Bitches Bringing you the famous and cheeky SBTB blog for romance enthusiasts. If you're into the romance genre, this is where you want to be. If you're not, avoid at all costs to preserve your sanity. Ha ha. We're just kidding. There are some good things happening in the genre. Stay Golden, Horny Girl!

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    6. The Paris Review - A Literary Wonderland

      Paris Review From one of the most classic literary journals of all time, famous for its author interviews (among other things), comes the PR feed. Grab your coffee and conjure your most literary mindset cause you're going to need it. Academics and shut-ins will wet their pants over this. Ya gotta love it!

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